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Duke University
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Your chancing factors
Unweighted GPA: 3.7
SAT: 720 math
| 800 verbal


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How do you research colleges and universities?

Hey guys, junior here starting to look into colleges. What strategies do you use when researching colleges and universities to find the best fit for you? I'd love to hear your advice on where to start and what kinds of things to pay attention to. Thanks!

9 months ago

Hi there! It's great that you're taking the initiative and starting to research colleges. A good starting point would be to first make a list of your priorities, such as location, size, majors offered, and campus culture.

Next, you could use college search tools, like CollegeVine's search feature, to help you find colleges that align with your preferences. After compiling a list of potential schools, dive deeper by visiting their websites, checking out their social media, and taking virtual tours to get a feel for the campus life.

Additionally, try to connect with current students or alumni from those schools to hear more personal perspectives on the experience. Visit college fairs or college info sessions at your school if available. Lastly, consider visiting the campuses, if possible, to get a first-hand sense of the atmosphere.

Remember to take your time and explore different options to find what works best for you. Good luck!

9 months ago

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